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“If you want to know medicine, know addiction” Source Unknown, USA 1987.
As of 2021, it’s been 36 years since I was first introduced to addiction medicine. For the past 27 of those years, I’ve specialized in the treatment of “food addiction,” which I now call “sugar addiction” (referring to sugar, flour / grains and processed foods). In that time, I have treated thousands of clients and trained hundreds of professionals in sugar addiction treatment. In 2012, I created a one-year training program on Holistic Medicine for Addiction (HMA) for professionals who counsel people affected by sugar, flour and processed foods. Initially taught only in Swedish, HMA is now taught in English, drawing students from across the globe.
Holistic Medicine for Addiction is an online course which integrates multiple addiction treatment paradigms necessary to see and understand the “big picture” of addiction. It prepares professionals to treat their clients as whole people while addressing all aspects of their disease. HMA covers topics of Traditional Medicine, Neuroscience-Based Addiction Medicine, Metabolic Medicine, Low Carb High Fat / Keto Eating Patterns, Integrative / Orthomolecular Medicine, Relapse Prevention, Support groups and more.
In this course you will learn about the American Association of Addiction Medicine’s definition of addiction based on Neuroscience and the central roles of nutrition and the brain in this disease. You will learn how to build a successful treatment plan, based on Neuroscience, and you will receive tools that will help you lead your clients on the path to lifelong recovery.
Here you will acquire unique knowledge and a holistic view of addiction. The main focus of this course is on sugar addiction because it is usually the starting point of the entire addiction development. But the training also includes Addiction Interaction Disorder and screening for alcohol, subscription drugs, street drugs and gambling addiction.
Who is eligible for this course?
Healthcare professionals, SUGAR and ADDIS certified / licensed professionals, doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, addiction counselors, obesity and nutritional counselors, dieticians, health educators, naturopaths, personal trainers, coaches, social workers, psychologists and other mental health therapists, etc. If you have another background and want to expand your knowledge in addiction medicine, please submit an application or email email@example.com .
If interested, please complete and submit a Training Registration Form to apply for participation in this program. The application will ask for information on your addiction knowledge, educational background, professional skills and work experience. Similarly, recovering addicts wishing to participate are asked to complete this same form, detailing their recovery experience and professional background. Acceptance to the course will be determined by application information and a personal interview.
Biochemical Repair Block
Relapse Prevention Block
Case Management Certification Block
You may complete the entire training, or just selected blocks, depending on your background and current level of training:
Recommended supplemental trainings:
HMA Faculty :
Director: Bitten Jonsson , Reg. Nurse Addiction specialist, SUGAR, ADDIS certified
Lecturers and guest lecturers:
Nicole Avena, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Visiting Professor of Health Psychology, Princeton University
Paul Earley, MD, President of ASAM, FASAM, Author of Recovery Mind Training and Recovery Skills Manual. paulearley.net
Robert Lustig , MD Professor emeritus of pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, UCSF author of the new book Metabolical and more www.robertlustig.com
Börje Dahl , Degree of Bachelor of Science in Social Work.
CEO at Dahl & Dahl, Specialist in addiction & synthetic internet drugs. ADDIS, GAMES certification / licensing. www.addis.se www.dahlochdahl.se
Anders Olsson , Breathing expert, author and lecturer, www.consciousbreathing.com
Kerstin Uvnäs Moberg , Prof, MD Oxytocin specialist, www.kerstinuvnasmoberg.se
Birgitta Brunes, MD Specialist in Multiple Sclerosis and Neuro Nutrient therapy, brunes.se
Anna Fruehling , Sugar / processed food addiction specialist, Primal Health Coach, SUGAR C / L
Heidi Giaever , Nutrition Consultant & Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner, X-PERT Diabetes Health Coach, Certified and Licensed Food Addiction Counselor. www.Huntsland-Nutriton.com
Vera Tarman, MD, addictions specialist www.addictionsunplugged.com author of Food Junkies.
David Unwin , MD, GP, metabolic syndrome and dysfunction, diabetes expert LCHF / KETO
Georgia Ede , MD Metabolic psychiatry. Specialist in Keto for mental health, www.diagnosisdiet.com
Relapse Prevention and Recovery Block
Roger Nilson , MD Cert.Addiction Interaction Disorder specialist and more, sex and relationship addiction specialist, SSRI / SNRI detox
Jen Unwin , Chartered Clinical Psychologist, Psy D, FBPSs, C Psychol SUGAR C / L
David Wolfe , Reg. Dietitian, Sugar Addiction Coach, SUGAR C / L www.triggerfreenutrition.com
Paul Earley , MD, President of ASAM, FASAM, Author of Recovery Mind Training and Recovery Skills Manual.
Roland Williams , MA, Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), Advanced Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist (ACRPS), LAADC, ICAADC, CADCII
Judy Wolfe , Cert Food addiction and HAM counselor, SUGAR C / L
Case Management Certification Block
(Completion of Biochemical Repair and Relapse Prevention Blocks is a pre-requisite for registration.)
Bitten Jonsson , Reg. Nurse Addiction specialist, SUGAR, ADDIS certified
Börje Dahl , Degree of Bachelor of Science in Social Work
CEO at Dahl & Dahl, Specilist in addiction & synthetic internet drugs. ADDIS, GAMES certification / licensing. www.addis.se www.dahlochdahl.se
References: HAM & SUGAR C / L
Judy Wolfe firstname.lastname@example.org , Worcester USA
Shun Foreman email@example.com , Texas USA
Eloise Neeley firstname.lastname@example.org New Zealand
Jayn Steele email@example.com , Canada
Jen Unwin firstname.lastname@example.org , UK
Julie Clark email@example.com , Virginia, USA
|Course||Price (USD)||Payment plan|
|Holistic Medicine for Addiction (HMA) – includes all three Blocks:
||USD $ 4,150||If necessary, payment can be split in two, or planned in some other way.|
|Biochemical Repair Block only (à la carte)||USD $ 2,300||If necessary, payment can be split in two, or planned in some other way.|
|Relapse Prevention and Recovery Block only
(à la carte)
|USD $ 2,300||If necessary, payment can be split in two, or planned in some other way.|
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Registrants will be invoiced; p ayments are accepted via bank transfer or PayPal.
To discuss other payment plans or arrangements, please email Bitten Jonsson .
PLEASE NOTE: Modifications may occur, due to unforeseen circumstances.
Webinars are held online, using Zoom, YouTube, Dropbox and a closed Facebook group. Some lectures are pre-recorded which can be viewed at your convenience. All live webinars are recorded for 24/7 student access afterward.
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Class schedule and reading list are provided on request.